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  • A Photographer’s Raw Material, Continued

    This is a follow up post to an earlier entry titled A Photographers Raw Material . A photographer’s raw material is light. You can’t touch it with your hands. You can’t smell it with your nose. You can’t taste it with your tongue, You can’t hear it with your ears. You can see light with your […] The post A Photographer’s Raw Material, Continued appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • A Photographer’s Raw Material

    As a  photographer, what’s the raw  material that you work with? For example: A potter works with clay as their  raw material. A carpenter works with wood as their raw material. A chef works with food as their raw material. The question is: A photographer  works with___?__ as their raw material. Fill in the blank by leaving […] The post A Photographer’s Raw Material appeared first on Sam D'Amico P...

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  • Rules And Photography

    Everybody seems to look for rules that will make their photography easier and better. While rules may make your picture making easier, I don't think rules make your photography better or help you to be a better photographer. The post Rules And Photography appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • Weather Alert – Washington DC Photography Classes

    Weather Alert – Washington DC Photography Classes Inclement weather is being forecast for the Washington DC area. Please check this notice frequently for class cancellation/delay. A final decision whether class is postponed or scheduled as normal will be made no later than 2 to 3 hours before the start time of the class. If class […] The post Weather Alert – Washington DC Photography Classes appea...

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  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-April 5 Start-Wedn​esday-1130​am-230pm-A​pr-5-19-26​-May 3 Introduction To Photography-April 6 Start-Thur​sdays-630p​m-930pm-Ap​r-6-20-27-​May-4 Introduction To Photography-April 8 Start-Satu​rdays-10am​-1pm-Apr-8​-22-29-May​-6 Learn to work your camera. Learn basic photography. Learn to make better photogr...

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  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

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  • Washington DC Photography Classes – March 24 – April 8, 2017

    Washington DC Photography Classes – March 24 – April 8, 2017 Fri 24 Mar 1130am-230pm Intermediate Photography – March 24 Start-Frid​ays-1130am​-230pm-Mar​ch 24-Apr-7-2​1-28 Wed 5 Apr 1130am-230pm Introduction To Photography-April 5 Start-Wedn​esday-1130​am-230pm-A​pr-5-19-26​-May 3 Thu 6 Apr 630pm-930pm Introduction To Photography-April 6 Start-Thur​sdays-630p​m-930pm-Ap​r-6-20-27-​May-4 Sat 8 Apr...

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  • Drawing Inspiration – Roger Ballen

    Drawing Inspiration – Roger Ballen Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. I’ve included a link to their work. http://www.rogerballen.com/ Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Roger Ballen appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • Photography Is A Suspicious Activity

    My thanks to James Finch for the link to this article in the Washington Post. You’ll need to be  registered with the Washington Post  to read the piece but it’s free to register and to read the article.. Here’s another related link which leads to more related links. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=278 The post Photography Is A Suspicious Activity appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • In Photography, There’s A Lot To Learn

    In photography, theres a lot to learn. The good news is that you don't have to be a know-it-all. The post In Photography, There’s A Lot To Learn appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Tuesday, March 7 Start Introduction To Photography-April 5 Start-Wedn​esday-1130​am-230pm-A​pr-5-19-26​-May 3 Introduction To Photography-April 6 Start-Thur​sdays-630p​m-930pm-Ap​r-6-20-27-​May-4 Introduction To Photography-April 8 Start-Satu​rdays-10am​-1pm-Apr-8​-22-29-May​-6 Learn to work your camera. Le...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – March 6 – April 5, 2017

    Washington DC Photography Classes – March 6 – April 5, 2017   Tue 7 Mar 6:30pm-9:30pm Introduction To Photography-Tuesday, March 7 Start Fri 31 Mar 1130am-230pm Intermediate Photography – March 31 Start-Frid​ays-1130am​-230pm-Mar​ch 31-Apr-7-2​1-28 Wed 5 Apr 1130am-230pm Introduction To Photography-April 5 Start-Wedn​esday-1130​am-230pm-A​pr-5-19-26​-May 3 View All Upcoming Classes Introduction To...

  • Drawing Inspiration – Brenda Biondo

    Drawing Inspiration – Brenda Biondo Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. I’ve included a link to their work. http://www.brendabiondo.com/brendabiondo/Home.html Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Brenda Biondo appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Tuba And Marching Band Musician, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Click on image to: View a larger version License Use (Rights Managed Stock Photography) Buy a print The post Tuba And Marching Band Musician, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Pen Is To Writer As Camera Is To Photographer

    Although we're working with a camera, we're using the camera to record light much like a writer uses a pen to record their words. The post Pen Is To Writer As Camera Is To Photographer appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Don’t Believe Your Photography Teacher

    Don't believe what I, or any of your other teachers, tell you. The post Don’t Believe Your Photography Teacher appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Photographing People And Publishing To The Internet

    A podcast which includes a discussion with attorney Carolyn E. Wright. Make sure you listen to part one and part two. http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/manners_for_the_digital_age/2011/11/digital_manners_photos_kids_the_internetinternet_and_the_law_.html Take A photography class. The post Photographing People And Publishing To The Internet appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • Wishing And Doing

    Do you think about how great would be to be a better photographer, work in photography as your career, to have your dreams come true? Waiting for dreams and wishes to come true can’t be relied on. You can rely on your actions and your efforts. You can spend time dreaming and wishing or you can spend time taking concrete […] The post Wishing And Doing appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Making Photographs Or Editing Files

    Do you spend your time making a photograph or editing files? You make a photograph with your camera, you edit files with your computer. Some photographers get the photograph completed in the camera. Some photographers rely on photo editing software to complete their pictures. Photographers that get the photograph completed in the camera rely on their understanding of photography […] The post Makin...

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Introduction To Photography-Saturday, March 4 Start Introduction To Photography-Tuesday, March 7 Start Learn to work your camera. Learn basic photography. Learn to make better photographs. By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly fa...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 31, 2017

    Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 31, 2017   Wed 1 Mar 630pm-930pm Intermediate Photography – March 1 Start Thu 2 Mar 1130am-230pm Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Sat 4 Mar 10am-1pm Introduction To Photography-Saturday, March 4 Start Sun 5 Mar 10am-1pm Getting To Know Your Camera Mon 6 Mar 1130am-230pm […] The post Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 –...

  • Drawing Inspiration – Lauren Grabelle

    Drawing Inspiration – Lauren Grabelle Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. I’ve included a link to their work. http://www.laurengrabelle.com Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Lauren Grabelle appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Backlit Yellow Leaf Hangs On A White Birch Tree In Autumn

     Click on image to: View a larger version License Use (Rights Managed Stock Photography) Buy a print During the spring and summer,leaves get their green color from chlorophyll, a pigment needed for photosynthesis. As the sunlight wanes during the Fall the chlorophyll moves from the leaves to the main body of the tree to nourish […] The post Backlit Yellow Leaf Hangs On A White Birch Tree In Autumn...

  • What Were You Thinking?

    I pose that question a lot to the participants during week four of the Introduction To Photography class that I teach in Washington DC. Since photography is a thought process that involves decisions of exposure, metering, focusing, framing, etc I want to know the thought process that went into creating the photograph. It’s good to […] The post What Were You Thinking? appeared first on Sam D'Amico ...

  • The Camera – It’s Only A Tool

    I talk about the camera as doing three things and, in order to help photographers to begin to develop a thought process behind their pictures, these three things MUST be done in consciously by the photographer . The post The Camera – It’s Only A Tool appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • Learn From Your EXIF Data

    When you review your pictures on your camera or photo editing software on your computer, you can also review the EXIF data. The EXIF data sticks with your file (your picture) and should also be viewable in whatever photo editing software you are using on your computer. Your EXIF data tells you your aperture, shutter speed ISO, exposure […] The post Learn From Your EXIF Data appeared first on Sam D...

  • How To Find The Best Place To Learn Photography

    There are a lot of places the teach photography in the Washington DC area, but remember, what makes the place worth going to is the quality of instruction that you’ll get. It’s not so much about the place, it’s more about the teachers in the place. Different teachers have different ways of teaching. You should […] The post How To Find The Best Place To Learn Photography appeared first on Sam D'Ami...

  • Looking For Your Photographic “Style” ?

    Trying to find your style is like a dog chasing its tail. You’re trying to catch something that you already have. I think a good analogy is verbal communication. We speak with each other to communicate. We effectively get our points across without thinking of ,or trying to find, a ‘style’ of speaking. Photography is […] The post Looking For Your Photographic “Style” ? appeared first on Sam D'Amico...

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Introduction To Photography-Saturday, March 4 Start Introduction To Photography-Tuesday, March 7 Start Learn to work your camera. Learn basic photography. Learn to make better photographs. By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly fa...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 31, 2017

    Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 31, 2017 Wed 1 Mar 630pm-930pm Intermediate Photography – March 1 Start Thu 2 Mar 1130am-230pm Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Sat 4 Mar 10am-1pm Introduction To Photography-Saturday, March 4 Start Sun 5 Mar 10am-1pm Getting To Know Your Camera Mon 6 Mar 1130am-230pm Intermediate […] The post Washington DC Photography Classes ...

  • Drawing Inspiration – Vivian Maier-2017-0219

    Drawing Inspiration – Vivian Maier Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. I’ve included a link to their work. http://www.vivianmaier.com/ Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Vivian Maier-2017-0219 appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • High Tension Wires At Sunset

    High tension wires recede into the distance during sunset, Iselin, NJ. The post High Tension Wires At Sunset appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Taking Versus Making

    When you work your camera in an automatic exposure mode you are taking  pictures. In an automatic exposure mode your camera picks an aperture, a shutter speed and an ISO for you, so you TAKE what  you get as a photograph. When you work your camera in fully manual exposure mode you are making  pictures. […] The post Taking Versus Making appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Practice

    There’s an old joke that goes like this: An aspiring musician arrives in New York via Penn Station. The musician walks out of the station carrying their instrument and asks someone, “How do you get  to Carnegie hall?” The person answers the musician, “Practice.” How do you become a better photographer? Practice! Take a photography class […] The post Practice appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photograp...

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  • Focusing Something In Your Photograph And Focusing Your Attention

    During the Introduction Photography class we talk about three things that we often do as photographers with our cameras to create a photograph. Metering: Using a light meter in our camera to measure the brightness of light. Making An Exposure: Controlling the amount of light that we allow to fall onto light sensitive material. Focusing: […] The post Focusing Something In Your Photograph And Focusi...

  • Photographic Composition – Thinking about creativity? Maybe that’s not such a good idea.

    I have made what I think are truly unique pictures and I've made pictures that are mundane and common. When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner: When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner: I s...

  • The Exposure Mode Dial On Your Camera

    Your exposure mode dial is usually found on top of your camera and is usually filled with letters and icons that allow you to pick how you want to make an exposure. On a lot of cameras there are a lot of exposure modes to pick from. Here are a few modes that I’m familiar […] The post The Exposure Mode Dial On Your Camera appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Introduction To Photography-Saturday, March 4 Start Introduction To Photography-Tuesday, March 7 Start Learn to work your camera. Learn basic photography. Learn to make better photographs. By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly fa...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 7, 2017

    Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 7, 2017 Wed 1 Mar 630pm-930pm Intermediate Photography – March 1 Start Thu 2 Mar 1130am-230pm Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Fri 3 Mar 1130am-230pm Intermediate Photography – March 3 Start Sat 4 Mar 10am-1pm Introduction To Photography-Saturday, March 4 Start Sun 5 Mar 10am-1pm […] The post Washington DC Photography Classes –...

  • Sharing The Shade Of A Small Tree, Washington, DC

    Two people share the shade of a small tree in Washington DC. The commuters were seeking relief from the heat of a sunny, summer day while waiting for a bus on the 2800 Block of 16th Street N.W. The post Sharing The Shade Of A Small Tree, Washington, DC appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Drawing Inspiration – Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Drawing Inspiration – Hiroshi Sugimoto Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. I’ve included a link to their work. http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/ Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Hiroshi Sugimoto appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • When You Make A Picture

    When you make a picture in an auto exposure mode your camera will get you an average exposure based on whatever you are metering. Your picture may be  good enough in terms of exposure but is probably lacking in the very thing that takes a picture beyond good enough; you, the photographer, are what’s lacking. When you […] The post When You Make A Picture appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • It’s Impossible

    It’s impossible  for any of us to be the one and only best photographer in the world. Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, Harry Callahan, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier Bresson, Duane Michaels, Robert Frank, Amy Arbus; these are  some of the best  photographers in the world, but none of them are THE best. What they are the best […] The post It’s Impossible appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • How Does A Camera Work?

    Your camera primarily does three things to create a photograph Your camera focuses light (This is really done with your lens). Your camera measures light. Your camera exposes light sensitive material to light. That’s it!! If you’ve been working your camera in an automatic exposure mode your camera has been doing these things for you. If you […] The post How Does A Camera Work? appeared first on Sa...

  • Change Your Mind And Become A Nimble Photographer

    While in the process of creating a photograph you may realize that you can’t get the picture that you visualize. After evaluating the light and considering the limitations of your equipment, you just can’t get the picture that you want. You have a couple of choices. You can choose to not make a photograph or you can practice what […] The post Change Your Mind And Become A Nimble Photographer appea...

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Introduction To Photography-Saturday, March 4 Start Introduction To Photography-Tuesday, March 7 Start Learn to work your camera. Learn basic photography. Learn to make better photographs. By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly fa...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – February 7 – March 7, 2017

    Washington DC Photography Classes – February 7 – March 7, 2017 Tue 7 Feb 1130am-230pm Intermediate Photography – February 7 Start Wed 1 Mar 630pm-930pm Intermediate Photography – March 1 Start Thu 2 Mar 1130am-230pm Introduction To Photography-Thursday, March 2 Start Fri 3 Mar 1130am-230pm Intermediate Photography – March 3 Start Sat 4 Mar 10am-1pm […] The post Washington DC Photography Classes – ...

  • Drawing Inspiration – Simon Norfolk

    Drawing Inspiration – Simon Norfolk Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. I’ve included a link to their work. http://www.simonnorfolk.com/ Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Simon Norfolk appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Lodgepole Pine Trees Yellowstone National Park

    Along the sides of the roads in Yellowstone National Park you'll see many stands of Lodgepole pine trees (pinus contorta). What struck me visually about the stands of these tall, straight species of pine was the density of the forests as well as the difference in the tonality and width of the individual trees. The post Lodgepole Pine Trees Yellowstone National Park appeared first on Sam D'Amico Ph...

  • Make The Photograph Anyway

    It seems that there are more reasons not to make pictures than to make them. I didn’t make pictures because: it was too dark, it was raining, it was cloudy, it was the wrong time of day, I couldn’t find anything to photograph, I was uninspired, I didn’t have time, etc. If you want to be a better photographer make […] The post Make The Photograph Anyway appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

    I was asked  about why I don’t offer darkroom skills, and/or photo editing software, instruction as a part of my workshops. If the topic of photo-editing software or darkroom work comes up, we’ll discuss it, but it is not a main topic. I think that you can consider photo-editing software a digital darkroom.  Whatever I’ve […] The post Are You Ready For The Darkroom? appeared first on Sam D'Amico P...

  • Do You Think Your Camera Takes Good Pictures?

    If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time? The post Do You Think Your Camera Takes Good Pictures? appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • Compositional Attitudes

    I’ve been catching some flak about my attitude toward composition. Some photographers believe that you should first learn and follow rules. I’m not one of those photographers, and I’m not alone. There was a reply to Photographic Composition: Rules Versus Elements that prompted me to research what other photographers thought about rules of composition. Here’s one  from a name […] The post Compositi...

  • What Should We Pay to Improve Our Photography?

    What do we need to pay to create GOOD photographs and yet cost us nothing out of our pockets? The post What Should We Pay to Improve Our Photography? appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Wednesday, February 1 Start Introduction To Photography-Thursday, February 2 Start Introduction To Photography-Saturday, February 4 Start Learn to work your camera. Learn basic photography. Learn to make better photographs. By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become th...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – February 1 – March 1, 2017

    Washington DC Photography Classes – February 1 – March 1, 2017 Wed 1 Feb 6:30pm-9:30pm Introduction To Photography-Wednesday, February 1 Start Thu 2 Feb 1130am-230pm Introduction To Photography-Thursday, February 2 Start Fri 3 Feb 1130am-230pm Getting To Know Your Camera Sat 4 Feb 10am-1pm Introduction To Photography-Saturday, February 4 Start Sun 5 Feb 10am-1pm Intermediate […] The post Washingto...

  • Drawing Inspiration – Emmet Gowin

    Drawing Inspiration – Emmet Gowin Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. I’ve included a link to their work. http://photography-now.net/emmet_gowin/index.html Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Emmet Gowin appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Backyard Fireworks, Sewell NJ

    Click on image to: View a larger version License Use (Rights Managed Stock Photography) Buy a print The post Backyard Fireworks, Sewell NJ appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • The Company You Keep

    Who you spend your time with influences your aspirations and struggles. The aspirations and the struggles lead to change. The changes are what you eventually become. You should spend your time with people who demonstrate the  standards to which you aspire and who will support  your struggles. Keep this in mind when spending time with photographers too. […] The post The Company You Keep appeared fi...

  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Photography Class

    If you take a photography class, it’s not enough to simply put in your time during the class. A good photography class will give you information related to the class topic, but to have what you learn in the class sink in you’ve got to apply what you learned to your work outside of class. […] The post Getting The Most Out Of Your Photography Class appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • How To Buy Photography Equipment

    Photography equipment can be expensive, and the truth of the matter is that getting new gear won’t help your photography skills. Learning more about photography will help your photography skills. New equipment should help you do your work as a photographer more fluidly. For example, the flash that was built into a camera that I was […] The post How To Buy Photography Equipment appeared first on Sa...

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  • The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself As A Photographer Is…

    “What do I think of my work?” Answer it truthfully. Your photography depends on it. See Sam’s Photographs Take A Photography Class With Sam The post The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself As A Photographer Is… appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • A Different Point Of View

    When I judged a themed photography contest, titled “A Different Point Of View”, I felt that I may have fell short of some expectations. I have my idea of what “A Different Point Of View” means and the people that I disappointed have a different point of view of what “A Different Point Of View” […] The post A Different Point Of View appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Tues​day, October 4 Start Start Introduction To Photography – Thur​sday, October 6 Start Introduction To Photography – Satu​rday, October 8 Start Click the link to learn more.—> http://samdamico.com/introduction-photography-washington-dc-photography-class/ Learn to work your camera. Learn to work your camer...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – October 1 – October 23, 2016

    Washington DC Photography Classes – October 1 – October 23, 2016 Sat 1 Oct 130pm-430pm Getting To Know Your Camera Sun 2 Oct 10am-1pm Intermediate Photography – Sunday, October 2 Start Tue 4 Oct 6:30pm-9:30pm Introduction To Photography-Tuesday, October 4 Start Wed 5 Oct 1130am-230pm Getting To Know Your Camera Thu 6 Oct 11:30am-2:30pm Introduction […] The post Washington DC Photography Classes – ...

  • Drawing Inspiration – Munem Wasif

    Drawing Inspiration – Munem Wasif Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work. http://www.munemwasif.com/ Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Munem Wasif appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Wet, Decaying Leaf On Moss, Matawan, New Jersey

    Click on image to: View a larger version License Use (Rights Managed Stock Photography) Buy a print The post Wet, Decaying Leaf On Moss, Matawan, New Jersey appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • How (Exposure) Times Have Changed

    Today we make photographs with exposures in fractions of seconds. The first photograph, created in 1826 by Joseph-Nicephore Niepce, required an 8 hour exposure. Read more here—>http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an26/an26-3/an26-307.html See Sam’s Photographs Take A Photography Class With Sam The post How (Exposure) Times Have Changed appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • You Can Photograph Anything

    If you have a good understanding of photography and understand how to use your camera you can photograph almost anything you want. Low light photography, sports, portraits, landscapes, whatever. It’s all about understanding your subject as light and using you camera as a light recording tool. If you can use your camera in manual exposure mode, all the […] The post You Can Photograph Anything appea...

  • The Hack

    Are you authentic when it comes to your work or are you a hack? In the book, The War Of Art, Stephen Pressfield, defines a hack in the following manner “The hack condescends to his audience. He thinks he’s superior to them. The truth is, he’s scared to death of them… scared of being authentic in front […] The post The Hack appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • Metering And Exposure : Evaluations And Decisions

    Metering is measuring light. Exposure controls the tonality of your photograph that is recorded onto light sensitive material (digital sensor, film, etc.) Metering is an evaluation. Exposure is a decision. Meter for what you find important in your photograph. (Evaluation) Expose for how bright or dark you want your picture to be. (Decision) Metering and […] The post Metering And Exposure : Evaluat...

  • Use Your White Balance Creatively

    If you’ve been using the “automatic” white balance setting on your you’ve been missing an easy and effective way to create more interesting photographs. It doesn’t matter if you use a point and shoot or an SLR, as long as you can pick a white balance setting (instead of automatic WB) you can use the  white […] The post Use Your White Balance Creatively appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Tues​day, October 4 Start Start Introduction To Photography – Thur​sday, October 6 Start Introduction To Photography – Satu​rday, October 8 Start Click the link to learn more.—> http://samdamico.com/introduction-photography-washington-dc-photography-class/ Learn to work your camera. Learn to work your camer...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – September 19 – October 12, 2016

    Washington DC Photography Classes – September 19 – October 12, 2016 Mon 19 Sep 1130am-230pm Exposure Modes And Photographic Composition – September 19 Start – Mondays-1130am-230pm-Sep 19-26 Tue 27 Sep 630pm-930pm Getting To Know Your Camera Sat 1 Oct 130pm-430pm Getting To Know Your Camera Sun 2 Oct 10am-1pm Intermediate Photography – Sunday, October 2 […] The post Washington DC Photography Classe...

  • Santa Claus Decoration, Hopelawn, New Jersey.

    Click on image to: View a larger version License Use (Rights Managed Stock Photography) Buy a print The post Santa Claus Decoration, Hopelawn, New Jersey. appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Drawing Inspiration – Suzanne Opton

    Drawing Inspiration – Suzanne Opton Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work. http://www.suzanneopton.com/ Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Suzanne Opton appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Photography Is Not…

    Cameras, lenses and equipment. These are tools to help you make photographs. Photography is not f-stops shutter speeds and ISO or other technical matters. These things help you to refine your composition. Photography is not about equipment or technical mastery. There are plenty of mundane photographs created with expensive equipment and by photographers who excel […] The post Photography Is Not… a...

  • To Be A Better Photographer, Concentrate On Your Weaknesses

    The only way to be a better photographer is to identify and target your weaknesses. If you only keep doing what you’re good at doing, that’s all you’ll ever be capable of doing. No matter what level of photographer you are, you can always be a better photographer than you are now. If you identify what […] The post To Be A Better Photographer, Concentrate On Your Weaknesses appeared first on Sam D'...

  • Two Different Approaches To Street Photography; Bruce Gilden and Joel Meyerowitz

    If nothing else, Mr. Gilden's approach reminds us, and his subjects, that there is no privacy in public. The post Two Different Approaches To Street Photography; Bruce Gilden and Joel Meyerowitz appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

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  • Light

    It’s what you really work with. Your camera records light. Without light you have nothing to photograph. As a photographer, you use your camera to record light. As a photographer you should begin to see everything as a light source. To be  more specific you should learn to observe light sources that illuminate, or transmit light, and light […] The post Light appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photograp...

  • Exposure And The Ballpark

    In terms of metering and exposure: Matrix, evaluative, and center weighted metering patterns get you into the ballpark in terms of your exposure. Partial meterring pattern gets you into the section where your seat is located. Spot metering gets you into the row where your seat is located. Adjusting your spot meter reading based on […] The post Exposure And The Ballpark appeared first on Sam D'Amic...

  • Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC.

    Upcoming Introduction to Photography Classes In Washington, DC. Introduction To Photography-Tues​day, October 4 Start Start Introduction To Photography – Thur​sday, October 6 Start Introduction To Photography – Satu​rday, October 8 Start Click the link to learn more.—> http://samdamico.com/introduction-photography-washington-dc-photography-class/ Learn to work your camera. Learn to work your camer...

  • Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC

    Scheduled – Intermediate Photography Classes In Washington, DC Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the basics of color photography… […] The post Schedule...

  • Washington DC Photography Classes – September 13 – October 2, 2016

    Washington DC Photography Classes – September 13 – October 2, 2016 Tue 13 Sep 630pm-930pm Getting To Know Your Camera Tue 13 Sep 1130am-230pm Intermediate Photography – Tuesday, September 13 Start Sat 17 Sep 130pm-430pm Exposure Modes And Photographic Composition – September 17 Start -Saturdays – 130pm-430pm-Sep 17-24 Sun 18 Sep 10am-1pm Exposure Modes And […] The post Washington DC Photography Cl...

  • An Arched Trellis, Covered In Greenery, In A Field At Night, Havre de Grace, Maryland

    Click on image to: View a larger version License Use (Rights Managed Stock Photography) Buy a print The post An Arched Trellis, Covered In Greenery, In A Field At Night, Havre de Grace, Maryland appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Drawing Inspiration – Elaine Mayes

    Drawing Inspiration – Elaine Mayes Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work. http://www.elainemayesphoto.com/ Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below. The post Drawing Inspiration – Elaine Mayes appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • It’s In The Way That You Use It

    You and I use things to write with. Pens, pencils computers, etc. Writers who write novels, poetry, etc. use these things to write with too. Great writers use things to write with in a way that makes them who they are in the literary field. They have taken a tool (pen , pencil, computer,) and use it in […] The post It’s In The Way That You Use It appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photography.

  • Arts And Crafts

    Art is vague because art is subjective and is in the eye of the beholder. I think to identify oneself as an artist is equally vague. Art involves subjective judgement. Craft is distinct and identifiable. You can, with clarity and certainty, identify yourself as a craftsperson. Craft involves skillful application of technique. If you are skillful in your craft you are more likely to produce work th...

  • The Importance Of Exposure

    I don’t think the importance of exposure could be overstated as an element of photographic composition If you put all of your effort into framing and all of the other elements of composition and you miss the mark on your exposure, all of your other efforts are diminished because your picture is too bright or too dark. Once […] The post The Importance Of Exposure appeared first on Sam D'Amico Photo...

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